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Description

Examination of tools and techniques of rational decision making in fire and emergency services agencies, including data collection, statistics, probability, decision analysis, utility modeling, resource allocation, and cost-benefit analysis.

Objectives

  1. Discuss the uses of analytical approaches to rational decision making.
  2. Differentiate between analysis techniques and their applications.
  3. Select appropriate analytical tools to support critical thinking.
  4. Discuss how databases, histograms, inferential statistics and probabilities, and GIS are used in fire station location planning.
  5. Apply the five-step cost-benefit analysis process to justify essential budgetary needs.
  6. Use linear programming to solve fire department equipment, revenue, facility, and personnel issues.

PreRequisites

None

Textbook(s)

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